Medium level (200 litres/person/day) - Cambooya, Cecil Plains, Clifton, Greenmount, Hodson Vale, Pittsworth, Vale View & Yarraman schemes.
Continuation of permanent conservation measures (200 litres/person/day) - Toowoomba Bulk Water Supply Scheme (Oakey, Jondaryan, Haden, Crows Nest, Highfields, Kingsthorpe, Gowrie Junction, Meringandan, Toowoomba City, Westbrook and Goombungee)
Irongate - Conservation Park
Address: Wallingford Road, Irongate QLD
This 29 hectare park is managed by the Department of National Parks, Sport and Racing. The park's main values are two endangered tree species, namely Brigalow and Belah, and seven bird species of conservation significance including the fork-tailed swift, glossy black-cockatoo, painted honeyeater, white-throated needletail, rainbow bee-eater, black-faced monarch and rufous fantail.
Irongate Conservation Park displays three distinct vegetation groups. They are Mountain Coolibah in the north east corner, Brigalow along the road to the west and Belah forming an arc around the southern boundary.
The park is accessed by schools and universities for environment and biodiversity studies, and by the general public for birdwatching and bushwalking.
Enjoy your visit to Irongate Conservation Park and remember to leave it as undisturbed as possible by staying on the walking track. Please take your rubbish with you when you leave. Thank you.
Irongate Walking Circuit
Best for: Bushwalking
Classification: Grade 2
Distance: 1,200m return
Walking time: Approximately 20 minutes
Description: The walk starts near the park entrance with an easy grade gravel track that winds its way through different vegetation. Signage helps identify the local plants and trees. Look out for the many species of reptiles, birds and other fauna living in the area.